Newsletter #26 – 12/05/17

Tewkesbury Church of England Primary  School                                                                                  

Chance Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5RQ

Headteacher: Mrs C. Scott

Tel: (01684) 292309

Newsletter: 26

12/05/2017

Value this half term is: Community

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PTFA

In recent years we have encouraged the new Reception parents to be part of the PTA (Parents and Teachers Association) for one year. This is to help our new parents feel part of the school community straight away. This summer we are extending the membership to all parents. It will now be known as the PTC (Parents and Teachers Committee). Mr Rylatt will be the new Chair of the PTC and Mrs S Tolley the Vice Chair. Meetings will be held on a Thursday, during the school day where possible or at the end of the school day.  The first meeting will be in June after the New Reception parents have had their welcome meeting. If you are interested in joining and working with Mr Rylatt and Mrs S Tolley on the PTC please complete and return an expression of interest slip below and they will be intouch. Historically the parents and school together have raised annually thousands of pounds that go to enhance the children’s experience and provision at school. This year the PTA have raised money for a new electronic reading scheme (£3,000) and the astro turf (£4,000) around the Pre-school play area. There is already plans in hand for the summer fete which will include the inflatables of last year.

Celebrations

We are delighted to announce that Miss Croome was married during the holiday break and is now Mrs Arnold. I am sure you will join me in wishing her and her husband every happiness for the future.

Caterpillar Music

Starting next Thursday at the school Community Centre is a new music club for babies and toddlers. Amazing fun, music, action songs, puppets, instruments and exciting activities will be had every week. The first session is free. To book your place, go to https://www.caterpillarmusic.com

Class Photos

The final day for handing in class photo orders is Monday 15th May.

Parent Prayer Group

Our parent prayer group met for the first time this week which was well attended and very successful. Details of the next meeting will be published soon.

Emails

The newsletter is also being emailed to parents who registered with us their email address, however, some of these emails have been bouncing back to us as not recognised address. If you have requested that the newsletter is emailed and you are not receiving it could you please email to the school office your email address again.

Pre-School

Our pre-school is increasing weekly with new children joining. We have Free Funded and paying places available for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds.  The Pre-School team is led by Miss Rowland and Mrs McMahon and supported by Mrs Hughes, Miss Hewett, Miss Smith and Miss Merriman.

If you have a pre-school aged child why not drop by and see the team and view the amazing learning experiences.

Clubs

Monday Art Club Yr1 Miss Croome, Cricket Y5/6 Mr Rylatt, Home Learning Y3 Miss J, Choir Y4/5/6 Mr Hibell

Tuesday French Y1/2 Miss Davis, Maths Y1/2 Mrs Green, Singing Y2/3 Miss J, Rounders Y4/5/6/ Mrs Pawley, Book Y3/4/5/6 Miss Moore

Wednesday Andy Tucker Football, Girls Tag Rugby Y4/5 Mrs Buchanan

Friday Tennis Y5/6 Mr Shaw

Dates

15/5/17 KS1 SATs begin (All week)

22/5/17 KS1 SATs continue (All week)

22/5/17 Year 4 Pioneer Residential

26/5/17 Year 1 Miss Ingles Class Assembly 9am

29th May – 2nd June Half Term

5/6/17 School starts back 8.50am

16/6/17 Reception Class Assembly 9am

23/6/17 Year 2 Miss Armstong Assembly 9am

12/7/17 Sports Day

19/7/17 Year 6 Leavers Service Tewkesbury Abbey 2.00pm

PTC expression of interest

I would like to put my name forward for the Parent and Teacher Committee (PTA). I am able to make Thursday day time meetings.

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